Workshops / Classes

Essex Print Studio hosts workshops and classes in a range of printmaking techniques. We invite practising, professional printmakers to design and run some exciting and interesting classes at Hippo Screenprinters’ studio in Margaretting. We are also working with some alternative venues in Essex in which to hold a selection of our classes in order to expand our possibilities.

Our workshops and classes are designed to appeal to everyone from interested beginners to professional artists wishing to extend their practice. The list below will continue to expand and grow as we add additional exciting events so keep checking back for updates.

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Vouchers

Vouchers !!

Vouchers make great Christmas Presents !

We have vouchers available for either £10 or £25 which are redeemable against the cost of any of our classes and/or workshops. Simply enter the code on the voucher into the Eventbrite booking form for your chosen class.
These vouchers make the perfect gift for the arty person in your life and the postage is FREE !
Click BUY below to choose the value and quantity of vouchers you would like.

Please note that the vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash

Etched & Cut Lino

Etched & Cut Lino Weekender

Saturday 28th October & Sunday 29th October 2017

10.00am – 4.00pm

£160 per person

Tutor: Steve Edwards
Venue: Essex Print Studio

This exciting weekend workshop is suitable for those who are already familiar with lino cutting techniques and who want to add a new dimension to their practice. Over the 2 days you will create an A4 lino print using 2 or 3 lino blocks and combining both cut and etched marks. This will involve learning how to etch the lino block using a solution of caustic soda. You will learn how to register your multiple lino blocks so that they print over each other.

You will need to have an idea of your image to bring with you and it should involve some textural background areas and other, strongly defined elements.

All materials will be provided but you might like to bring along a packed lunch

Suitable for those who have some experience of Lino printing

Drypoint Etching

Louise Bourgeois inspired Dry Point Etching

Wednesday 8th November 2017

6.30pm – 8.30pm

Early Bird Tickets £12 per person

Standard Tickets £15 per person

 

Tutor: Lynne Blackburn
Venue: Brentwood Road Gallery

This month we have Brentwood Road Gallery's incredible Louise Bourgeois exhibition 'Autobiographical Series and 11 drypoints' as our inspiration. Come along and see the exhibition of Bourgeois' etchings and drypoints and then draw your own interpretation onto an acrylic plate. We will ink up and print your Drypoints using the etching press. You should have time to develop your plate further and take another print from it. 

Group bookings welcome - we can accommodate up to 15 people

All materials provided.

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

All ticket sales are final and we cannot offer any refunds except in exceptional circumstances.

Suitable for beginners

Beginners Screenprinting

Screenprinting for Beginners

Saturday 11th November 2017

11.00am – 4.00pm

Early Bird Tickets £65 per person

Standard Tickets £75 per person

Tutor: Lynne Blackburn
Venue: Essex Print Studio

This 1 day workshop is designed for complete beginners and those with some previous experience of screenprinting who want to refresh their knowledge.
You will learn how to use paper cut stencils and hand drawn painted marks directly onto the screen to create your design. You will also learn how to mix the inks, use the squeegee correctly, and how to pull a succesful print onto different types of paper.
We won't be using any digital processes at all, either to prepare our images or to expose them onto the screen, so bring along some design ideas which can be hand drawn, painted or cut from paper. We will be working at A4 size so prepare your images accordingly.
Bring some lunch with you and we will supply everything else you need.

If you would like to book with a group of 4 or 5 people contact us directly for a discount !

Suitable for beginners. Ticket sales are final. Unfortunately we are unable to issue any refunds except in exceptional circumstances

Suitable for beginners

Christmas Letterpress

Christmas Letterpress Workshop

Saturday 18th November 2017

11.00am – 4.00pm

Early Bird Tickets £60 per person

Standard Tickets £70 per person

Tutor: Pixel Press
Venue: Essex Print Studio

Julieta and David, of Pixel Press, are returning to Essex Print Studio to host another of their really enjoyable workshops to ‘allow you to experience the joy of letterpress’.

This is a one day workshop where you can have fun creating your own letterpress Christmas Cards using Pixel Press' collection of beautiful, old wooden type and then print them on two different presses. You can take all your creations home to give to friends or family.

Bring some lunch with you but everything else you need will be provided

If you would like to book with a group of 4 or 5 people contact us directly for a discount !

Suitable for beginners and those with some experience.

All bookings are final and we are not able to issue any refunds, except in exceptional circumstances

Suitable for beginners

Christmas Lino Printing

Christmas Lino Printing

Saturday 9th December 2017

11.00am – 2.00pm

Early Bird Tickets £15 per person

Standard Tickets £20 per person

Tutor: Lynne Blackburn
Venue: Essex Print Studio

Come along to Essex Print Studio for a fun Lino Printing evening and hand print your own set of Christmas cards, bottle bags and wrapping paper.

We will supply all the equipment and various christmassy items for you to print on. Design, cut and print your own design onto the cards, bottle bags and wrapping paper.

Get in the mood for Christmas - and we'll even supply the Mince Pies !!!

If you would like to book with a group of 4 or 5 people contact us directly for a discount !

Ticket sales are final. Unfortunately we are unable to issue any refunds except in exceptional circumstances

Suitable for beginners